By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th January:- Anti Auto Theft Squad of Crime Branch has succeeded in arresting two accused Rajdeep Singh s/o Raghbir Singh of District-Moga, Punjab and Sahibdeep Singh @ Sahib s/o Jagtar Singh of District-Mohali, Punjab and with their arrest nine cases of vehicle theft have been worked out.
While interacting with the media, Ravi Singh SP, Crime & Operation said that on 31st December,2016, on a tip of a team of Anti Auto Theft Cell of Crime Branch headed by Inspector Gurmukh Singh under the close supervision of Pawan Kumar, DSP/Crime laid a naka near T-Point, Sector-2/11, Chandigarh. During checking, the team apprehended above said accused persons alongwith a stolen two wheeler bearing registration No. PB-03-AJ-0351, make-Aviator while they were coming from the side of Village-Khuda Alisher, Chandigarh. On further checking, the said two wheeler vehicle found to be stolen vide FIR No. 220 dated 28.05.2016 u/s 379, 411 IPC, PS-17, Chandigarh. Both the accused were arrested in the said case. He further informed that during interrogation, they disclosed that they have stolen number of vehicles (four wheelers and two wheelers) from the different part of Chandigarh as well as Punjab.
SP Ravi Singh said that on 01st January, 2017, upon their disclosure statement, both were produced before the Hon’ble District Court and obtained 02 days police custody remand for further investigation. During the course of further investigation, 09 stolen two wheeler vehicles and 02 four wheelers (cars) were recovered at their instance which led to solving of 09 cases of auto theft registered with different police stations of the city, Chandigarh and Punjab.
Besides this, 03 M/Cycles have also been taken into police possession u/s 102 Cr.P.C, which are being verifying to ascertain their ownership.
Giving detail about the modus operandi of the accused Ravi Singh informed that both the accused are alcoholic addicts. Accused Rajdeep Singh is working as scooter mechanic and accused Sahibdeep Singh @ Sahib is working as commission agent in DTO Office, Mohali, Punjab for preparing driving license/RC and other documents of the general public. They used to steal four/two wheelers from the different part of city and parked the same at different places. After that, they were trying to sell the same to the gullible people by preparing the fake documents. Mechanic Rajdeep also used the parts of the stolen vehicles to repair and put spare parts in the vehicles of general public having customers of him.
On 03.01.2017, both the accused were again produced before the Hon’ble District Court and obtained further 02 days police custody remand. The investigation is going on which may help to work out more cases of vehicle thefts.